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[GLSA-200407-23] SoX: Multiple buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
SoX: Multiple buffer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-23
(SoX: Multiple buffer overflows)
Ulf Harnhammar discovered two buffer overflows in the sox and play commands
when handling WAV files with specially crafted header fields.
By enticing a user to play or convert a specially crafted WAV file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.
All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"
# emerge ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"
Threat Level: Medium
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